Obama-Video-Cameo-Conspiracy: Just Call Them Whoompers
Remember the weekend's big news about the Obama look-alike who had a cameo a minute into the Tag Team "Whoomp (There It Is!) video? The left-handed domino player was wearing shades, flashy rings (and earrings) and was using a Zack Morris cell phone...and he looked a lot like President Obama.
Not only did CNN pick up the story and asked the White House for comment. ("The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the issue.")
In the meantime, Gawker says the conspiracy will not die, positing alternate conspiracy theories such as it's a ploy by the real extra to gain publicity, or that it's a racist theory to perpetuate the belief that all black people really just look alike. (More here.)
The only way to find the truth? Here's Gawker's call to action:
Clearly, there is only one way to definitively debunk Obama's cameo: Find the real domino-playing extra. The director of the video is one VJ Beedles. His Google footprint is tiny (suspicious!) but he was apparently once the assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 2020 in Atlanta. We'll reach out to the troop, but if anyone ideas for how to reach Beedle, send them along.